Picture of Buck's Row Whitechapel in London's East End (now Durward St) - site of Jack the Ripper's first murder on 31 August 1888. Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols' body was discovered 3 metres back from the corner of the tall brick building.

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Buck's Row Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper's London 1888

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This link will take you to the key points in London where Jack the Ripper carried out his 5 murders
over 71 days from 31 August 1888 to 9 November 1888. You can use this map to make your own Jack the
Ripper walk around London or to trace the movements of the Whitechapel killer whose identity has
never been established.

Ripper Mystery: New book says Jack the Ripper was a woman

Was Jack the Ripper, the infamous British serial killer,
really a woman?  One author seems to think so.

Was England’s most notorious serial killer actually Joan The Ripper?

That’s the theory presented in a new book on the bloody 1888 rampage where five London prostitutes were brutally slain during a 10-week killing spree.

“There are numerous clues scattered throughout the crimes which, taken individually, may mean little,” “Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman” author John Morris told the Birmingham Mail.

“But when grouped together, a strong case for a woman murderer begins to emerge.”

Morris, 62, has a particular woman in mind: Lizzie Williams, the wife of royal physician Sir John Williams — often identified himself as a Ripper suspect.

Morris says Lizzie Williams’ homicidal rage was spurred by her infertility, noting that three of the Ripper’s five victims had their wombs removed.

The author also observed that not a single victim was sexually assaulted — and three small buttons from a woman’s boot were found near one victim.

And he suggests Sir John Williams was having an affair with one of the victims: Mary Jane Kelly.

Lizzie Williams was never identified as a suspect, never questioned by police, and died of cancer in 1912.

“The case for a woman murderer is overwhelming,” Morris told the Birmingham paper. “... There’s absolutely no doubt that the Ripper was a woman. But because everyone believes that the murderer was a man, all the evidence that points to a woman has always been ignored.”